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Hi all. Hope everyone is doing as okay as can be! I've had these new symptoms for about .. 2-3 months now.. they're driving me insane.. My jaw/teeth clenching together. I'm not knowingly doing it. Just happens. Starting to really hurt my jaw and teeth from the strain and pressure of it. Also my eyes have been automatically squeezing closed. Sort of a similar feeling to when cutting onions (minus the tears and stinging) but that urge to squeeze the eyes shut. Does anyone else experience these? Thank you!

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Hi @Staceyann1989 ,


Teeth clenching is called Bruxism. It might not be a direct symptom of MS, but MS can be indirectly responsible. More details here:-


Read about teeth grinding (bruxism), which is the habit of grinding the teeth and clenching the jaw. It's usually stress-related.


The "eye-scrunching" may have a similar cause. There are some details below regarding a "Facial Tic", which may, or may not, be the problem. But, there is one common cause for both of these conditions, Bruxism and Tics, and that is anxiety/stress, which is something that can be caused by MS.

It might be worthwhile having a chat with your GP about these two issues.

More about Tics here :-




Tics are unintentional, fast and repetitive muscle movements. Find out how long they last, when to get medical advice and how they can be treated.



Hope this helps.



John aka Stumbler (as I do fall over!)

Illegitimi non carborundum


"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming... "Wow! What a ride!"

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@Stumbler Thanks so much for your reply and all the info. Really appreciate it 😊 

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I had a battle going onon my forehead a while ago, with my right eyebrow and eyelid having a twitching battle. Woke in the morning and found my right eyelid now has permanent ptosis.  Marvellous.  I also was DX with bruxism wear at my last dental appt, but no idea why.  I'm mildly autistic and music makes me tap my teeth along with it, always has.  Not very stressed. I do get depression but really have nothing else to worry about (apart from the reasons to be here, lol) as have money thanks to state and ex hubby and RAF pension, and will be frankly well off in retirement, so it's just the intervening years where I have to live off £10K so the kids can get free uni.  Decision done, so not a problem.  

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